Susquehanna - Change Management or Change Management
DATE: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
TOPIC: Leadership Lessons for Project Managers
PRESENTER: Jenn Oswald
TIME: 6:00 - 6:30 Networking and Refreshments
6:30 - 6:45 Business Meeting
6:45 - 7:45 Presentation
7:45 - 8:00 Q&A and Wrap-up
Managing project scope (Change Management) is a constant struggle for project managers. Stakeholders are often negotiating additional functionality in the middle of the project lifecycle creating challenges to the project schedule and budget. However, this change management struggle is only one type of project change management challenge that project managers face. Enter—organizational change. Organizational change management challenges present additional challenges to even the most seasoned project manager, as stakeholders are continually pressed to do business in a new way. Negotiating these waters in the midst of managing timelines, quality concerns, budget issues, and requirements can seem almost impossible. However, understanding the fundamentals of organizational change management and how these fundamentals coincide with project scope (change management) can give project managers an advantage as they lead and communicate. This session will focus on the differences and interconnectivity between project scope (change management) and organizational change management. Be prepared to participate in some exercises that challenge you to change the way you do some ordinary things!
Jennifer Oswald, CBAP
Ms. Oswald currently serves as a Vice President for Momentum, Inc. where she is responsible for expanding professional services and delivering quality consulting services for Momentum’s clients. Ms. Oswald is an experienced consultant specializing in IT projects and strategic planning and facilitation and has worked with a variety of public and private sector organizations throughout her tenure as a consultant with Momentum, Inc.
Currently, Ms. Oswald is focused on the Health Care and Education verticals, serving on several local boards and committees to drive change within the Central Pennsylvania region. Ms. Oswald serves on the HHIE Front End Adoption Committee to bring together healthcare and community leaders to improve healthcare quality, costs, access and patient safety through the deployment of health information technologies within and between health care organizations in the greater Harrisburg region. Ms. Oswald has delivered EMR/EHR Workflow Workshops for several PA state associations and is an active board member for the PA Physicians Advisory Group.
In addition, Ms. Oswald is a founding member of the Association of Change Management Professionals and is working on the International Committee to establish Global to Local partnering relationships. She is passionate about providing local change professionals with a forum to foster their professional development and exchange ideas.